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by WSMI
June 20th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: NDA questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: NDA questions

Hi Mike, Thank you for responding and sharing your thoughts. Yes I'm completely new to this. From all the research I realize that patents costs a lot and while figuring I'll have to see a lawyer at some point, I'm hoping to learn enough to go in well prepared, to minimize the lawyer time & in the ca...
by WSMI
June 19th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: NDA questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

NDA questions

Hi all, I have a couple questions regarding NDAs and showing a product to a company. I was wondering if any of you have any thoughts, suggestions, &/or resources for NDAs for both (if there's a difference) presenting to a company/buyer and a fabricator? Some details below. Product #1 After three yea...
by WSMI
May 24th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Having difficulties when studying designs
Replies: 5
Views: 35129

Re: Having difficulties when studying designs

What do you mean by "Designs" and "troubles while going to lecture"? Try talking with the professor, as I would hope they would have a good idea for additional/supplemental resources. Videos or otherwise. Have you talked with fellow students, as they might be having the same issues? Maybe you can te...
by WSMI
April 19th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What objects do you keep on your desk?
Replies: 27
Views: 41307

Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

yo wrote:That little Enterprise is awesome. What a cool keepsake.
Yeah it is.
by WSMI
April 16th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What objects do you keep on your desk?
Replies: 27
Views: 41307

Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Here's a pic of the Enterprise. With my father's 'design practicality' , he made it so it would sit balanced on the secondary hull 1701 sm.jpg The same way the Supermarine seaplane toy he made has over-sized pontoons so it would float well in water. To the left of my desk is my nod to "Edge of Tomor...
by WSMI
April 13th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What objects do you keep on your desk?
Replies: 27
Views: 41307

Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Most recent favorite item: Mini Pokemon in a suit figure, purchased on this year's winter vaca to Japan. For vintage: Before bring it back home, for a few years I had a wood Starship Enterprise toy that my father made for me in his basement shop. It's a beautiful, simple, version of the ship. I'm co...
by WSMI
March 29th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Maker Space
Replies: 3
Views: 6108

Re: Maker Space

I just found out about a cool maker space in the suburbs of the city I live in. It's open until 8pm 7 days and membership is $11 a week. Thinking of joining up. I've been trying to work out how to fund a home workshop to build furniture and other products, but this could get me started without the ...
by WSMI
January 15th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Spoilers)
Replies: 33
Views: 20830

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Spoilers)

If you really like the hand wringing, why didn't the first rebel ship to run out of gas do a kamikaze light jump? Ha! excellent point. ...and in case you are interested. The Physics Behind The Last Jedi's Coolest Scene! (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1M95njhovw&t=641s
by WSMI
January 2nd, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: podcast list
Replies: 15
Views: 14198

Re: podcast list

I like listening to The Nerdist. Have to call this one out (and many in the Nerdist fold) as it was my 'first'. Besides many listed above I'll add -StarTalk - Neil deGrasse Tyson's one More than podcasts, last year I've subscribed to many YouTube channels, a few have fallen to the wayside, but ther...
by WSMI
December 11th, 2017, 11:42 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: "Budget" Cad prodgrams
Replies: 34
Views: 25661

Re: "Budget" Cad prodgrams

A co-worker mentioned Onshape, from the original creators of Solidworks - if I heard correctly. Continuing with "what I heard" it's not at SW level yet but getting there. I have zero experience with it so can't comment in any detail. https://www.onshape.com/ I took a quick look and there seems to be...
by WSMI
November 17th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: TechShop Shuts Down
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

Re: TechShop Shuts Down

To what Cyberdemon and Ralphzoontjeans said, and as far as I can say not being on the management side of the makerspace that I've been member of for many years... The space I belong to, has/does have, its financial battles but is doing alright enough as we've (it's an independent, non-profit, member...
by WSMI
October 30th, 2017, 10:26 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Rotating Hardware resource
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

Re: Rotating Hardware resource

Hi Chris, My guess is that you want an all in one part but not being aware of one, can you integrate the (bearing) hub and these: http://www.amazingmagnets.com/c-160-aling-polymagnets.aspx I've made custom dials/controls similar to what you are asking with off the shelf magnets (you could use ball-n...
by WSMI
October 18th, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Top 10 cars we never got in the US
Replies: 9
Views: 3632

Re: Top 10 cars we never got in the US

Not in the same class but my father had a Rover 2000 imported from the US virgin Islands.
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by WSMI
October 10th, 2017, 6:24 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: BLADE RUNNER 2049... (spoilers)...
Replies: 32
Views: 10659

Re: BLADE RUNNER 2049... (spoilers)...

My girlfriend and I saw it and had the same general thoughts. Thought it was good, liked many aspects of it, questioning various aspects since seeing it, weak third act and I. FWIW, think the first one was good when it came out and have watched it a couple times since. I certainly haven't watched it...
by WSMI
October 4th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Giving Negative Feedback - The right way
Replies: 13
Views: 4649

Re: Giving Negative Feedback - The right way

iab: That's a smart policy. Often times, the best ideas can be proven or killed with a basic model. Getting off topic for a moment... Simply put, in our (most) science museum world that's where exhibit/interactive testing starts, "Paper Testing". Usually the Content Developer will go on the floor w...